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Taxonomy Name Strongylura leiura
Class Osteichthyes
Order
Genus Strongylura
Family Belonidae
DOF Valid Name Todak jolong
Common Name Garfish, Pike fish, Square-tail alligator gar
Fish Base Name Banded needlefish
Local Name Awar, Banang, Cencodak, Jolong-jolong, Todak
Synonym
Original author Strongylura leiura
Body Color
Spesific Description

Body color:

Caudal fin sub truncate; a black bar on cheek between opercle; greenish dorsally, grading to silvery white ventrally

Specific Description:

Laterally compressed; origin of dorsal fin over 7th-10th ray of anal fin; dorsal fin rays 17-21; anal fin rays 23-23; caudal peduncle without lateral keels; caudal fin emarginate; predorsal scales moderately small, 130-180. Caudal fin sub truncate; a black baron cheek between opercle and peropercle, greeny dorsally, grading to silvery ventrally.